Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Craft Fair #2 - Spooky

Welcome back! Here is my adorable Spooky project.

I used Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White & Basic Black cardstock. Cool tools used were Petal Card Double (quantity 2) & 3/8" Corner Rounder punches & Naturally Serif Sizzlit Strip (retired).

I think I will put sticks of gum in each. I would love your suggestions.

Thanks to Patti Lee for sharing.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Craft Fair - Hershey Miniatures

I don't have a product share this week, but do have lots to show you. I have been busy preparing for upcoming craft fairs.

Here I've used a basic box pattern and Early Espresso cardstock. The DSP Autumn Meadows is - retired. I've finished it off with Chocolate Chip 1-3/4" Striped Ribbon and a little tag using Tags So Much - retired with Island Indigo Classic Ink, punched out with the Extra Large Tag punch & tied with Baker's Twine.

Thank you for stopping by, please enjoy. Tomorrow I will have an adorable spooky project for you.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Welcome back to this week’s product feature.

Pretty as a Daisy

Our girly, soft, and pristine Paper Daisies (item 119243) are adorable just the way they are, straight from the package. But pull out your mad science skills, submerge them like Easter eggs in water and ink, and voilĂ —you have richly colored dimensional accents that will add frills and fun to any card or project. Crumple them up and smooth them out for a distressed look; dip the petal ends in undiluted ink for a two-toned effect; experiment with Watercolor Wonder® Crayons or stack them in contrasting colors from largest to smallest and secure them with a brad for a little pop. Play to your heart’s content, and before long you’ll have your own garden of colorful daisies—perfect for summer papercrafting fun.

Thinking of you card

(5-1/2" x 4-1/4")

Delicate Doilies and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets
Whisper White Card Stock
International Bazaar Designer Series Paper
Calypso Coral and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pads
Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
Island Indigo Baker’s Twine
Neutrals Designer Buttons
Paper Daisies

Happy Birthday card
(5-1/2" x 4-1/4")

Bordering on Romance and Bring on the Cake stamp sets
Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Island Indigo & Summer Starfruit cardstock
Rich Razzleberry & Island Indigo Classic Ink Pads
Island Indigo Re-inker
Paper Daisies
Brights Brads
1-1/4 Circle Punch (for the corner rounding)
1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Rich Razzleberry

Paper Daisies Product Information:

Dainty cotton paper flowers

40 daisies per package, 10 each of 4 sizes: 5/8", 1-1/4", 2-1/8", and 3"

Whisper White

Can be stamped, colored, or dyed using Watercolor Wonder Crayons or Classic Stampin’ Ink


To adhere Paper Daisies, you can use a Mini Glue Dot or brad or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To color Paper Daisies, add a few drops of Classic Stampin’ Ink to a small container of water; stir. (Add more ink for more saturated color.) Submerge flower in the colored water. Remove flower and let dry before using.

You may also want to purchase these items with your Paper Daisies -

Brads, Classic Stampin’ Ink, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

Happy Stampin,

Friday, August 3, 2012

Weekly Product Feature

Welcome back to my weekly product feature.  I've recently moved so have been super busy with that.  I've been unpacking and putting away like crazy!   There are 2 products this week, sort of.  Please read on. 

The Big 8

August is finally here!  The stores are putting out school supplies and kids will soon be going back to school. 

When I was growing up, this was the time of year when we would get new crayons as part of our school supplies.  Do you remember how pretty and perfect they looked all lined up in their new box, a box that wasn't torn or ripped when finally you were able to open them?  Can you smell them?

If you are like me you also love Stampin' Up's! color collections: the gorgeous hues, the coordination, and let’s not forget the clever names. But what about the basic eight? You know, just plain-old red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and brown? Well, guess what?  They are ready for you today.
While they’re not all in one collection, you’ll still find the color standbys—the basic 8.

So here we (re)present, the basic eight.

Real Red
Pumpkin Pie
Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Pacific Point
Elegant Eggplant
Basic Black
Chocolate Chip

The ones you’ve been using since you opened up your first coloring book. They’re just scattered throughout the Stampin’ Up! color collections (sometimes disguised by their fancy names). To test this point, Stampin Up recently went to a store and picked up a basic box of eight crayons, then compared the hues with ours to find these matches.

Pretty simple! So here I (re)present the basic eight.

Real Red
Pumpkin Pie
Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Pacific Point
Elegant Eggplant
Basic Black
Chocolate Chip

Color Coach

Meet the Color Coach. You can use it to access loads of color combinations using our basic colors. This tool teaches you the possibilities for communicating with color, how to combine colors, and how to substitute colors. There are at least two color combinations provided for every Stampin’ Up! color (In Color cards sold separately).

Check out the creative combinations for each of these basic colors from the Color Coach:

REAL RED: Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake
PUMPKIN PIE: Pacific Point and Real Red
DAFFODIL DELIGHT: Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso
GARDEN GREEN: Chocolate Chip and More Mustard
PACIFIC POINT: Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie
ELEGANT EGGPLANT: Garden Green and More Mustard
BASIC BLACK: Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler
CHOCOLATE CHIP: Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi

I love the versatility of Stampin’ Up!
colors. They’re fresh and trendy, but you can still find the basic colors of the rainbow in the different collections.

Our colors come in tones specifically designed to work together and to be on trend. It makes them so easy to use.

Let this coach help you put together custom color schemes to express your unique creativity. Whether you want a quick reference of all colors in a collection, a card for every color, or blank cards to record your own color combinations, this swatch book Is for you!

■ Includes 55 double-sided cards with removable metal post fastener

■ Includes color theory cards and individual color swatch cards

■ On individual color cards, one side shows color, the other side lists coordinating colors

■ Card size: 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"

Here's a fun card using Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry.  The stamp set Bright Blossoms is perfect for a Summertime card.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Cake

It was sooo good! Thank you Hyvee Bakery. I decorated it with paper flowers using the ? Punch and Daffodil Delight Satin ribbon. I'll get back to you on the actual punch name. Buttercream frosting you were wonderful!